Staying healthy

Tips to Prevent Illness in Child Care

With so many children together at a child care centre, it’s easy to pass germs back and forth. The good news is your child is building immunity. However, here are some tips to help your child stay healthy:

  • Handwashing is the best way to stop germs from spreading. Practice washing hands with your child to make it a fun part of their routine. They should be washing their hands for at least 10 seconds with warm and soapy water.
  • Keep your child’s immunizations up to date.
  • Help keep your child healthy by giving them nutritious food to eat, encouraging physical activity and setting them up to sleep as well as possible
  • Remind your child to cover their mouths and noses when they cough or sneeze and then wash their hands.

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